Ice Plant Killed For Native Weeds

Dead Ice Plant

Five years ago, a wallflower that grows only on the sand of local dunes nearly disappeared.

Only five Menzies wallflowers held out, the rest snuffed out by decades-old patches of ice plant in the ground at the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove.

But today, more than 130 of the flowers are growing at the city’s golf course. Another 250 will be in the ground soon.

Ahh! Food for deer, attracting more mountain lions.

Ice Plant Killed For Native Weeds